Cornwall LivingIssue #125

Breathing deeply

Experience ‘blue therapy’ at Falmouth’s St Michaels Resort and reacquaint yourself with feeling good again.

From the blissful bubbles of the hydrothermal spa to the gentle lap of sea on sand at the picturesque Gylly beach and back to sheltered sea-swimming retreats, St Michaels is brimming with the reviving, healing powers of water.

Sink into hydrothermal bliss

Home to an award-winning (and the largest) hydrotherapy pool in the south west, St Michaels Spa is making wellness waves. At its heart lies a two-hour Hydrothermal Experience; heated up to a comforting 35°C, it’s the perfect place to let the stress and tension from the daily rigours that life brings ebb away. After a soak, stretch out on the poolside day beds, then cleanse your skin in the outdoor barrel sauna as you take in the views stretching across Falmouth Bay. Back inside the thermal paradise, step into the world’s only Cornish sea salt steam room. Breathe deeply and feel good again, with Hydrothermal Experiences starting at £40, open all year round to both locals and those from further afield. 

Take the plunge and join a Wild Swimming Retreat

Cold-water therapy has experienced a renaissance following the restrictive nature of the past two years. The benefits of regular sea dips are beginning to be more openly recognised, whether it’s for general fitness or the endorphin and dopamine rush that improves mood. Invigorate the senses, improve technique and become immersed in a Cornish Wild Swimming Retreat at St Michaels. While the focus lies on the serenely flat ocean in Falmouth Bay, you’ll also recover and rest well with a four-day itinerary including delicious dinners and coastal bedrooms. Discover an active break in Cornwall, with Wild Swimming Retreats in September and October 2022.

Find your stroke at the Health Club

St Michaels boasts a state-of-the-art, 17-metre indoor pool designed with both serious swimmers and leisure users in mind. Drop in for a few peaceful lengths or make use of daily aqua classes available with a Health Club membership. Join the gentle hub of activity at the St Michaels Health Club, with monthly swim memberships starting at £34.